Diabetes Mellitus is a chronic disorder in which the blood sugar levels are very high due to inadequate production of insulin by the pancreas (insulin deficiency) or resistance to the action of insulin (insulin resistance). There are two major types of diabetes; Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes. In addition to these forms of diabetes, Gestational diabetes is another common form of diabetes found in woman during the period of pregnancy. Continue reading “Diet Tips for Gestational Diabetes”
You’re in the final stretch, with only a few weeks to go before your due date. Now’s the time to gather all the essentials you’ll need during labour and birth and for after your baby is born.
It’s a good idea to have a hospital bag packed by the time you are about 34 weeks pregnant so that you’re ready even if you may need to go to the hospital unexpectedly. Continue reading “Essentials For a New Born’s Hospital Bag”
Having a baby is one of the most ordinary event in the world, yet it is still most extraordinary thing that can happen to you. Once you have that new bundle of life in your arms, everything changes. A parent’s responsibility is awesome, human babies are very immature and helpless at birth, but they develop quickly and there is a lot that you can do to stimulate the physical and mental growth of your baby. According to research, exercising the muscles and joints stimulates the mental growth of the baby. Since formative years are those moments when the brain builds up the links to the muscles, exercise helps initiate this development. Continue reading “Help with Baby’s First Years?”
Whether you’re a first-time parent or are adding to your family, struggled to get pregnant or got lucky without trying, nine months of pregnancy can raise all sorts of concerns. The reality is, nearly every woman — under that baby belly and “pregnancy glow” — is a bit anxious, worried or hesitant about some aspect of pregnancy, childbirth or parenting. But when should anxiety be a cause for concern? And how can it be treated during pregnancy? The answers are information that every expecting woman should hear.
Anxiety symptoms can include: Continue reading “Coping with Anxiety During Pregnancy”
Postnatal exercise has numerous health benefits, all of which apply equally to the new mother as at any other stage of life. These benefits mentioned below include assistance with weight loss, increased aerobic fitness, social interaction and psychological well being. Exercise after giving birth can also hasten recovery, and assist with muscle strength and toning.
Benefits Of Postnatal Exercises Continue reading “Importance of Postnatal Exercise”
29yrs old Primi at 24 weeks of pregnancy was brought to the emergency by ambulance in shock with complaints of sudden onset of epigastric pain and dizziness. There was no complaint of bleeding per vaginum.
The patient was resuscitated and urgent ultrasound was done which revealed massive hemoperitoneum with intra uterine fetal death. Emergency laparotomy was done through midline vertical incision (with differential diagnosis of ruptured uterus, abruption, non-obstetric causes of bleeding) with arrangements being made for blood and blood products. Laparotomy findings were as follows;
1. Hemoperitoneum 4 litre with clots. Continue reading “Spontaneous Hemoperitoneum in Pregnancy From a Ruptured Superficial Uterine Vessel”
Creating a unified voice by ‘Sustaining Breastfeeding Together’
Beginning immediately after the delivery of the baby, breastfeeding is the natural process of providing young infants with the necessary nutrition that they need in order to grow and develop in a healthy manner. Continue reading “World Breastfeeding Week”
Pregnancy is a wonderful phase and one of the greatest feelings one can experience. It is a period of immense happiness coupled with excitement in a couple’s life. For all the joy pregnancy can bring to your life, one must cope with the challenges too.
Below are the top 5 super foods you should take if you are pregnant:
Watermelon is made up of 92 percent water and full of important electrolytes. It eases heartburn and reduces swelling. Fruit sugars can help alleviate morning sickness and dehydration, and the minerals it contains can help prevent third-trimester muscle cramps.
As per the World Health Organization, 235 million people worldwide suffer from Asthma and is the most common chronic health condition found in children. Asthma is one of the most commonly known conditions that is widespread, particularly in developed countries. It is a chronic respiratory condition characterised by breathlessness and wheezing. The condition occurs when the airways are narrowed and swollen and cause difficulty in breathing.